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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2018, 11:28:49 PM »
I do not know how common it is, but I am one of the lucky ones, I could get naked and roll around in it with no ill affects. My dad was the same way, and his sisters were highly allergic to it, as was mine.
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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2018, 05:37:43 AM »
Poison oak and poison ivy are two different species.  Oak and ivy in the west are different species than in the east so you have four different species total that are poison.  The western stuff is a lot stronger than the eastern version.  Tech-Nu works great for eastern but I've heard it's not as good for western.
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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2018, 07:47:35 AM »
Some of you guys talk about that stuff vining up the trees.  :o
I just have the poison ivy. I have some on the edge of he woods. Thank God I own the woods. I have really been trying to kill it back. We,my Father and I would only spray it,total vegation killer,every few years. I Have been right at it. If it's short and green,it gets sprayed. Short as one foot tall. I might,I said might,be gaining on it. Hard stuff to kill in the woods.
I bought back some of The Farm. There was a so called stone wall that was covered in that stuff. There was a few bushes,but it was on the edge of the road and a field trying to go back to a forest. I kept that wall barren for 3 years. If it was green,it got sprayed. It did not matter if I knew it was grass,it got sprayed. I got rid of the poison ivy and it's been at least 5 years of mowing and has not came back.
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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2018, 07:53:14 AM »

   I'm like you but I get it on me or my clothes and never know I have been in it then my wife gets it. I think it would be easier to live with if I just got it, :(
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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2018, 08:09:02 AM »
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Around here you will find vines large enough that you could put the main trunk on your saw and cut it, the vines will go up 30' and branch out 20' to the sides hanging clusters of berries that look like small grapes - and I am not exaggerating. 
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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2018, 08:23:16 AM »
I sawed some ash logs which were covered with poison ivy.  Customer got it from head to toe, his wife was telling me about it, too much information.  :-X :-X
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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2018, 09:22:41 AM »
Poison oak and ivy are among the easiest vines to kill. I usually use Brush Killer mixed with water. In a week the leaves are gone at which point I cut the vines with a machete then leave them alone. In a year they rot and fall out of the trees.

The rash is caused by the sap which is called urushiol.  Urushiol is actually used in Japan as a wood finish.  It does not come off with water or bleach anymore than pine sap does. It does come off with turpentine, mineral spirits or if you're in a hard spot use gasoline. Tecnu is nothing more than creamy mineral spirits.

I am as allergic as anyone and encounter poison ivy frequently. I don't go out of my way to let it touch me but wipe my arms with mineral spirits at lunch and the end of the day.
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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2018, 09:54:51 AM »
I've ate it but it makes my butt itch.  :D :D :D

You probably said that as a joke. 

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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2018, 11:07:11 AM »
Used to get it all the time.  Now I use Technu whenever I am even near the ivy and have pretty much stopped getting it.  Also, each winter on one of those real cold days I get bundled up and go out with a machete for couple hours to chop anything I find at the base of trees.  Used to have the big hairy vines in many areas and now only new trying to get started. Wash the machete with bleach before hang up for next year.  During the summer I take a walk around the perimeter of the yard, fields and paddocks to spray anything I see with round up.

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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2018, 01:46:55 PM »

Jeff is coming within a hair of the woodshed! :D

I have all kinds of poison ivy on my property.  Regular weed killer from garden sprayer will kill it.  We're not on a quest to wipe it out, just from areas we frequent- edges of the woods, trails etc.  I assumed I wasn't allergic to it, but 3 years ago while doing firewood with ivy under my feet, reaching down and picking up chunks to go in the splitter, I got it.  On my forearms that itched like the dickens.  It spread a bit.  So I got Prednisone prescribed by the dermatologist.  When i get logs with poison ivy vines on them, which are dead at that point but still probably have oil, I use my gloves to remove the vines from the logs.  Put them somewhere out of the way to decompose or landfill.  I got a few itchy bumps last summer, but not sure if it was a little ivy or not.  Wasn't bad, so I just let it run it's course whatever it was.  Since i got it the first time I keep a bottle of that poison ivy liquid soap in my truck and if I think I've touched some, I use that stuff.
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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2018, 05:34:00 PM »
you guy s talking about poisen ivy ,,i think i  just got it,,,  i can look at it and catch it ,,i hate it
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Re: Poison oak & poison ivy
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2018, 08:58:55 AM »
I never got it as a kid. Since I was 23 it tries to cover me up...we get an oral solution from a pharmacy in Shawnee ok la. That is made from the oil I think. It really helps me to not get it these days. I used to drink a tea made from green sycamore bark that helped to dry up the rash.

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